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TechAlum
03-19-2003, 11:31 AM
Last year we were doing a challenge thread every 6 weeks or so and it seemed pretty popular, so I thought I'd start one up again and see how it goes :D. So please join me and we can get this weight off together....

Memorial Day is only 9 1/2 weeks away (:eek: I can't believe it's so close). So each of us needs to pick a challenge to meet by 5/26/03.

My challenge is to loose 10 lbs by 5/14 since we're leaving on vacation on 5/18. I also want to average at least 3 walks per week for the next 8 weeks, which might be hard considering MI spring weather.

START = 243.8


GOAL = 233.8

Let's get going onto a thinner/fitter group :dancer:.

- Tech :goodvibes


Rabbit
03-19-2003, 12:39 PM
WOOHOO A CHALLENGE!!

Thanks Tech! What a good idea. I'm in. It's always good for me to have something to be accountable to.

My goal is to lose 10 lbs.

I weigh in tomorrow, so then I'll put my starting weight.

Good Luck all!

Rabbit :spin:

LBH
03-19-2003, 12:43 PM
OK, this is what I need to get going. I've been talking about getting back to losing weight for weeks now, and I haven't done much about it! I am soo in!!

I'll WI tomorrow AM on my home scale and post then.


lizzard_h
03-19-2003, 02:47 PM
I'm in!!! :strong: :cb: I definately need something to be working towards in order to make progress. My goal is to lose 6 pounds. That doesn't seem like much but dangit just losing 3 pounds and keeping it off would be a total miracle for me these days!!!

Goal 1 - Drop 6 lbs
Goal 2 - Exercise 5 days a week
Goal 3 - Plan my WW Points

3/17 - 159
3/24 - 159 (I was 158 on 3/21)
3/31 - 158 (it finally stayed low)
4/7 - 158 (still)
4/14 - 158 (I'm happy since I've been eating a lot)
4/21 -
4/28 -
5/5 -
5/12 -
5/19 -
5/26 -

LA Hopeful
03-19-2003, 06:47 PM
hi all,

haven't posted in a while. been busy with work and whatnot. but i think i'd like to join this challenge just to have something to look forward to. my goal is to lose 5lb by 5/26.

START: 179.5
GOAL: 174.5

:dizzy:

Arizona Girl
03-20-2003, 01:38 AM
I'd love to have a challenge to shake things up! It's just what I need to get and stay on track.

I weigh in on Saturday and will post my weight then. My goal is to lose 10 lbs. :)

Thanks ~~~ Nona :D

Rabbit
03-20-2003, 01:55 PM
Yeah! I knew there'd be people interested in a challenge (thanks Tech). Let's do it girls!

Rabbit

LBH
03-20-2003, 03:03 PM
OK, the cold, hard truth...

My goal is to lose 8.5 lbs.

Starting Weight: 243.5
Memorial Day Goal: 235

Arizona Girl
03-20-2003, 05:00 PM
I went to the mall today with my sister.... those cinnabons smelled soooo good! But, I just passed them by and had a vegie burger and even SHARED an order of french fries w/my sis. Had a super day... :)

Wonder what my weight will be on Saturday ~ I'm starting back on W.Watchers at a Saturday am meeting after being gone for about 1 yr.

Have a good day ~ Nona :D

Arizona Girl
03-20-2003, 05:01 PM
How do you guys get "Journal" on your threads. Is it to journal your food AND thoughts? Just curious.... thanks, Nona :)

Rabbit
03-21-2003, 10:32 AM
hello all. Starting weight 197. Goal 187.

This morning I spent some time visualizing - me at my goal weight. I have been spinning my wheels for too long and it's time for some real progress. Going to look into hiring a personal trainer when I get back next week also.

Have a great weekend all - I'll check in while I'm gone if I get a chance.

Rabbit ;)

TechAlum
03-21-2003, 05:41 PM
Hello Everyone -

Great to see so many others up for a challenge :) .

Well I'm pretty proud of myself I walked Wed and bought the first "Walk Away the Pounds" tape and did that today. So I'm on my way to meeting my 3 days of exercise/week goal. (This is a biggy for me I am a huge couch potato) Let's hope the weight follows suit :crossed:

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

-Tech :spin:

TechAlum
03-24-2003, 06:10 PM
Where is everyone????? I feel like I'm talking to myself. Oh well nothing new....

Tomorrow is my WI so we'll see how I've done. I've been over on pts, but did extra activity (to light to really be exercise).

Hope everyone else is sticking to their goals and we will all be a little less on Memorial Day!!!

- Tech :goodvibes

Arizona Girl
03-24-2003, 10:20 PM
:mouse:
Hi All ~

Sorry I didn't post after my weigh-in this weekend - I had company. Anyway, I was trying to guess my weight, and was...wrong! I'm heavier than I thought (of coarse!). Blah. I'm still determined to lose the 10lbs for my Memorial Day goal.

Off to a good start this weekend. I'm doing really well with the exercise and points. Wish me luck!

Nona :)

Beginning:162.2
Memorial Goal:152.2
10% Target: 146.2
End Goal: 140 or less:df:

LBH
03-25-2003, 03:07 PM
I just had to sneak in and say I cheated and stepped on the scale this AM, a day early (I decided to WI on Wed). and I'm down 4 lbs.!! WooHoo!!

It's amazing what happens when you cut out dairy!!

willbe135again
03-25-2003, 04:00 PM
Started last Thursday 3/20/03 - 220

I hope to be 20 lbs lighter by Memorial Day!

Will weigh again tomorrow:o

happyface
03-25-2003, 04:36 PM
I will try this.. although I am only 2 days in to my new healthier lifestyle (again) and I was aiming for only day by day goals.. I will still take the plunge and go for this. I guess I am starting a little late... so I will hope by then I can lose 15 pounds.

Starting 220.4
Memorial Day Goal 205.4

dani :)

LA Hopeful
03-25-2003, 06:44 PM
hi all,

no progress to report. still holding steady at 179.5. i go through these mini plateaus where i'll lose nothing for 2 weeks and then lose 1.5 lb or something. but as long as the scale doesn't go UP i'm pleased.

i think i need to add some weight training to my exercise regimen. i'm burning fat with the cardio but not really gaining any muscle. plus i need a change. i'm starting to get bored :)

good luck to everyone!

Arizona Girl
03-25-2003, 08:46 PM
Lauren, Congrats on the loss!!!:D 4 lbs is A LOT...maybe I should cut out dairy? nah... Don't think I could handle no milk in my coffee! ha! :)

Glad to see some more new people on the site... like me. I'm really enjoying the challenge. I am having a super week and hope it shows on the scales for me this Saturday. Time (and points) will soon tell. I'm getting extra walking in by parking in the last (literally) parking spot in the lot. I will probably get weird looks since people usually want the closest parking spot - LOL!

Congrats again on your loss Lauren.

Lighter ~ Nona :df:

TechAlum
03-26-2003, 02:07 PM
Hello Everyone,

Sounds like most are off to a good start. We went to WW last night and I was up a pound, but I was feeling bloated and I'm not going to worry about it just keep working on it. So here are my stats:

START 3/18 = 243.8
3/25/03 = 245 +1.2 :( Did "walk" 4 times though :)
4/1/03 =
4/8/03 =
4/15/03 =
4/22/03 =
4/29/03 =
5/6/03 =
5/13/03 =
GOAL 5/13/03 = 233.8

LBH - congrats on the loss 4 lbs :eek:

Nona - Yea on the extra activity :)

LA - Good luck finding a new activity that works for you :lucky:

Willbe and Rabbit - Good Luck :crossed:

Well here's to a new on track week for me.

-Tech :goodvibes

LA Hopeful
03-26-2003, 03:17 PM
here's a random question.. do you all find WW helpful because of the points or because of the weekly weigh-ins keeping you accountable? i feel like i'm the only person not doing WW and i'm wondering if i'm missing out on something!

Rabbit
03-26-2003, 05:28 PM
hello.

I did HORRIBLE over the weekend at my sister's house. Foolish. Did great today. And actually, fine on Monday & Tuesday. Tomorrow is weigh in so I will see what the damage is. Sigh.

Happy Happy to have so many challengers. :)

Rabbit

LBH
03-26-2003, 09:31 PM
LA, I found doing the points more helpful, I think. I did feel accountable, but not enough, I guess. I was almost kind of fun to count pts. and figure out what I could have...or wanted to spend pts. on! :D

Arizona Girl
03-27-2003, 10:07 AM
Good Morning!

LA ~ I find W.W. helpful in the respect that it keeps me accountable to myself. I look at my points in terms of a "checkbook". If I have the "funds" available, I can spend it... it's the same with points. If I have the points available, I can EAT! haha!! ;) Anyway, counting points is like a game to me - I thinks it fun to end the day with "money still in my account".

I'm a lifetimer who is returning to W.W. The meetings are sooo helpful. You share information and find shortcuts in recipes, good advice, and learn about new products. Also, if you can share your goals, ups/downs with other people it seems to help - people are very supportive and encouraging (not critical of you)...

Hope this helped in answering your question.

Have a good day ~ Catch ya all lighter! ~ Nona :df:

Rabbit
03-27-2003, 12:13 PM
HI. How's everyone doing on the challenge?

I have my first weigh in tonight after a rough week. I'm doing awesome since I got back home. :)

Rabbit
197/197/187MD

Arizona Girl
03-28-2003, 02:11 AM
Rabbit ~ Good Luck at your weigh-in tonite!
My weigh-in is on Saturday a.m. I'm excited to see what the scales say. Even though we ate out tonite, I have been doing very well on my points.

How is everyone doing? Have a good nite, er, morning.:twirly:

~~ Nona ~~:df:

willbe135again
03-28-2003, 10:36 AM
Hello everyone,

I have been on induction for a week and lost 4.5 lbs.:lol:
I am estactic!


Hopeful - Don't give UP!

Lauren - You Go Girl! ;)

Nona - Keep on Truckin' :smug:

Tech - Thanks for the luck and you know we all get a little bloated from month to month.

Happy - Better now than never! :)

AZ Girl - I am excited for you! Let us know the results ASAP.

Rabbit - Keep up the good work!

I will check in tomorrow to see what you ladies have going on! Everyone have a greeeeat weekend!:cool:

Rabbit
03-28-2003, 10:59 AM
hello.

I gained .2 last night and considering what I did over the weekend, that is pretty lucky.

On the bright side, this A.M. I was down 1.5 from yesterday morning. Things are looking good this week.

Willbe - CONGRATS ON THE LOSS!! :cp:

Rabbit
197/197.2/187MD

LBH
03-28-2003, 11:23 AM
Congrats Willbe!! :cp:

Hope everyone's doing good!! Stay strong over the weekend, that's usually the roughest time!

Arizona Girl
03-29-2003, 01:02 PM
!Happy Dance ~~ Happy Dance!

I'm so happy - I lost 2.8lbs. :D

WillBe, congrats on the loss! Thats wonderful :)

I'm off to my sisters and will post my current stats when I get back. I'm running late.... Have a super weekend!

~~ Nona ~~:df:

LBH
03-29-2003, 07:03 PM
Congrats Nona!! :cp:

Rabbit
03-30-2003, 08:29 PM
Nona - congrats! :cb:

I did ok while out of town this weekend. I used banked points for champagne at the wedding. So that works.

Rabbit

BaileySG
03-31-2003, 02:27 AM
You go girls!

Without dragging you all through the muck of the past 5 months, I would like to join the challenge.

Goals:

==Work up courage to weigh myself on 4/07 by drinking my water and eating reasonably

==Get some sort of exercise at least 3x per week

==Avoid being bogged down in the "unrelenting realities of everyday mundane life" and focus on what is important.

==Lose 1 lb per week for the final 7 weeks of the challenge, for a total of 7 lbs.

==CHECK IN EVERY WEEK!!!!!

Keep on it all.

happyface
03-31-2003, 12:30 PM
I lost 4.6 pounds! :) yay!

starting 220.4
current 215.8

11.4 pounds to go!

Congrats nona! :)

Willbe, congrats on your loss too! We are about the same place so I noticed an error in your math... (you are at 215.5 if you lost 4.5... give yourself that full credit! :) )

good luck everyone!

:)dani

Rabbit
03-31-2003, 01:08 PM
Bailey - welcome back and welcome to the challenge! :)

Happy - congrats on the loss. :D

Rabbit

TechAlum
03-31-2003, 05:33 PM
Hello All,

Did pretty poorly this week I'm not looking forward to WI tomorrow night :eek: . Maybe I'll be pleasently supprised. On a good note, I did get in two walks this weekend so one more and I've met that part of my challenge for the first two weeks.

Willbe - Congratulations! :bravo:

Nona - Congrats to you too!! :cp:

Rabbit - Sometimes a small gain is a relief. Glad you had banked pts for the wedding.

Baily - Welcome back, good luck on your goals.

Happy - 4.6 lbs :eek: Congratulations!!! :cp:

Have a great week everyone!!!!

-Tech :crossed:

Rabbit
04-01-2003, 12:22 PM
Tech - good luck at your weigh in. ~ Hooray for the walking! ~ I'm glad I had banked points too, I usually don't drink my points, but they had Asti . . .

Rabbit

LBH
04-02-2003, 08:47 AM
I maintained this week:

Starting Weight: 243.5
3/25 WI: 239.5
4/2 WI: 239.5
Memorial Day Goal: 235

TechAlum
04-02-2003, 11:24 AM
Happy Hump Day everyone,

We skipped WW yesterday because K was working on his car and I was "surfing" and we lost track of time :o . I don't own a scale so I can't even cheat and look at home. But on a good note my pants are falling down this morning so I'm feeling pretty good right now :lol:

LBH - sometimes a maintain is a good thing. Good luck this week!

START 3/18 = 243.8
3/25/03 = 245 +1.2 Did "walk" 4 times though :)
4/1/03 = ???? skipped wi, only walked 2 times (still averaging 3/week) :(
4/8/03 =
4/15/03 =
4/22/03 =
4/29/03 =
5/6/03 =
5/13/03 =
GOAL 5/13/03 = 233.8

Hope everyone has a great week!!!

-Tech :goodvibes:

Rabbit
04-04-2003, 09:56 AM
I lost 3.8 last night at weigh in!! :cb:

starting 197
week 1 197.2
week 2 193.4

3.6 down, 6.4 to go!

Rabbit

LA Hopeful
04-04-2003, 01:14 PM
hi rabbit! congrats on the big loss!! i stumbled last week and i'm paying for it now :( i didn't weigh myself last week cuz i didn't want to see. lol!

i'll check in with you ladies next week!

TechAlum
04-04-2003, 04:37 PM
Hello All,

Just popping in really quick to say Congrats Rabbit.

And hope everyone has a great and successfull weekend :D.

-Tech :goodvibes

Ellie120
04-07-2003, 03:42 PM
Hey guys I want in on the challenge too! I am going to do mine in inches if that is okay. My last weight was 166 down from 172 in February. I stopped weighing because when I returned to the gym the scale started climbing but I was losing inches. So my goal for the challenge is 5 inches by Memorial Day. My last measurements were on 3/28 so I will gauge by those.

So far for Monday I have already had a 45 minute walk and will be hitting the gym after work. I have already drank 33 oz of water :) :)

This TOM week for me so I don't think I will be measuring until he has left the building :D :D

PS...for those who don't know I do Low Carb so my stats may look weird :)

Ellie
172/166/125
14.5 inches lost!

LBH
04-07-2003, 04:58 PM
Go Rabbit, Go Rabbit!! :bravo: :dancer:

Rabbit
04-07-2003, 05:41 PM
tHANKS for all the congrats!

Ellie - Hooray for joining our challenge and good luck on losing those inches! You seem to be doing awesome so far.

Rabbit

willbe135again
04-08-2003, 09:37 AM
CONGRATS,
Happy and Rabbit - Woof, Woof, Woof !

I am scared to weigh because I had a bad weekend will check back next week!

Rabbit
04-08-2003, 04:06 PM
Good luck Willbe!

Rabbit

TechAlum
04-09-2003, 11:05 AM
Hello Everyone,

Went to WW last night and I lost a pound. I was a little disappointed because I was feeling skinny last week, but I didn't drink all my water over the weekend and I know that affects WI :o. I'm counting shoveling snow on Monday as my 3 rd "walk" there was no way I was doing my WATP tape after I was done.

So here are my stats:
START 3/18 = 243.8
3/25/03 = 245 +1.2 Did "walk" 4 times though
4/1/03 = ???? skipped wi, only walked 2 times (still averaging 3/week)
4/8/03 = 244; -1 and "walked" 2 times and shoveled snow once, back where I started but still not bad :)
4/15/03 =
4/22/03 =
4/29/03 =
5/6/03 =
5/13/03 =
GOAL 5/13/03 = 233.8

Ellie - Welcome, good luck on those inches.
Willbe - Bummer on the bad weekend. Good luck with this week.

Good luck to everyone :grouphug: Hope we all have a good week!!!

-Tech :goodvibes

Rabbit
04-09-2003, 12:29 PM
Tech - congrats on your loss!

Rabbit

LBH
04-09-2003, 01:36 PM
I lost 2 lbs. this week!!

Starting Weight: 243.5
3/25 WI: 239.5
4/2 WI: 239.5
4/9 WI: 237.5
Memorial Day Goal: 235

I'm getting excited that I might actually meet my goal!! :dance:

Ellie120
04-10-2003, 11:56 AM
WTG Lauren! :dancer:

I measured this morning and I am down 1 1/4 inches!! Finally broke through my plateau. I just can't budge the hip/thigh area. My loss is waist/bust/back area. The under bra roll is slowly disappearing :cp:

Willbe - hope you are having a good week :)

Ellie :strong:

Rabbit
04-10-2003, 12:41 PM
Lauren - congrats on the pounds lost! :cp:

Ellie - congrats on the inches lost! :cb:

GO GIRLS GO!

Rabbit

LA Hopeful
04-11-2003, 01:53 PM
good morning!

congratulations to all our LOSERS here! :) i guess i've sort of made friday my WI day so here are my results:

3/21: 179.5
3/28: 179.5
4/04: no WI
4/11: 178.5

GOAL: 174.5

have a good weekend everyone!

Rabbit
04-13-2003, 08:13 PM
LA - congrats on your loss!! :D

Rabbit

willbe135again
04-16-2003, 08:51 AM
Thank you all for your support! I finally got over my fear and got on the scale on 4/10/03 - 218.5, so I did pick up 2 lbs. But am back on target and I feel great.

My diet guru, Dr. Atkins, had freak accident and fell and hit his hid and is now in a coma. I am praying for him and his family.

Ellie - You go girl!!!!!:bravo:

LBH - Keep up the good work! Stay encouraged and you WILL reach your goal.:cb:

To everyone else, we still have time- So let's keep this party going!:hat:

Ellie120
04-16-2003, 07:06 PM
Hey Willbe, are you LCing too?

LBH
04-17-2003, 05:56 AM
ARGH...I somehow gained 2.5 lbs.?!?!

Starting Weight: 243.5
3/25 WI: 239.5
4/2 WI: 239.5
4/9 WI: 237.5
4/17 WI: 240.0
Memorial Day Goal: 235

Rabbit
04-17-2003, 02:41 PM
Progress report.

starting 197
3/27 197.2
4/3 193.4
4/10 193.8
4/17 missed weigh in

Lost so far: 3.2 lbs.
6.8 to go!

Rabbit

willbe135again
04-17-2003, 03:30 PM
Hi Everyone,

Ellie - Yes, I am LCing. Dr. Atkins died today, I feel sad.

LBH - Don't get discouraged and throw caution to the wind keep on your plan. That is why I have started to weigh every two weeks instead of once a week. So if I have a set back I hope it will reset itselt within two weeks. It could be u are holding on to water. Stay encouraged.

Rabbit - Keep on truckin' Rabbit. You are inspiring me

Everyone have a good holiday weekend and stay focused.

Rabbit
04-18-2003, 11:15 AM
hello.

How's everyone doing?

Should be start a Memorial Day Thread #2?

Willbe - does LCing mean low carb? ~ Thanks, glad I can be inspiring. ;)

My word for the day is: STRENGTH

Rabbit

LBH
04-18-2003, 12:12 PM
Sounds good to me Rabbit!

Ellie120
04-18-2003, 01:01 PM
I did not measure this AM though I feel like I might have lost a bit. I just didn't feel like it :)

Willbe - I was also very saddened to hear that DR A passed away. His book really changed my life.

Rabbit - Yes, LC stands for Low Carb :) I like your word of the day ;)

Ellie

willbe135again
04-21-2003, 09:51 AM
Good Morning,

I hope that everyone had a blessed Easter Holiday weekend. I also hope that no one fell off the wagon too hard with all the wonderful holiday food. If you did just get up and dust yourself off and jump back on.

LC does indeed mean - Low Carb

Have a wonderful day!